Earn up to $6,935 with the EITC

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is an income tax credit for workers that can give you cash back or reduce the amount you owe. You can earn up to $6,935 in cash back depending on how much you earned in 2022 and how many children you have. All you need to do is file your federal taxes.

You likely qualify for the EITC if...

You are at least 19 years old

You are at least 19 years old

… or 18 years old if you are homeless or a former foster youth.

You have a social security number

You have a social security number

You, and your dependent children, are citizens or residents with Social Security numbers.

You worked

You worked in 2022 and earned less than...

  • $59,187 with three or more children;
  • $55,529 with two children;
  • $49,622 with one child; or
  • $22,610 with no children.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)?

If you earned less than $57,414 in 2021, you could qualify. It depends on your income (also known as AGI) and how many dependents you claim on your taxes. See below to find out if you qualify!

Children or Relatives ClaimedMaximum AGI
(Single, Head of Household, Widowed or Married Filing Separately)
Maximum AGI
(Married Filing Jointly)
Maximum Credit
3 or more$53,057$59,187$6,935


How can I claim the EITC?

The only way to claim the EITC is to file your federal taxes.


Is it too late to file my taxes?

It’s not too late to file your taxes and claim your money. You can claim your EITC for up to three years. So, if you didn’t file last year or previous years, but you qualified for the EITC according to the chart above, you could be leaving money on the table.


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